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27 August 2018 - 13:31, by , in Lab Happenings, No comments
Today Caitlyn Ritter successfully defensed her Clinical Research Project entitled, “Exploring the Identities of Adults Who Choose Not to Use Their Hearing Aids”. Caitlyn has worked long and hard on this project. We are very proud of her latest achievement and look forward to even bigger ones around the corner!
22 January 2018 - 20:47, by , in Lab Happenings, No comments
Our lab is interested in the experiences of adults with hearing loss who chose not to use hearing aids.   To participate in this research study, individuals must meet the following criteria: you (1) are 18 years of age or older, (2) have been diagnosed with sensorineural hearing loss, and (3) have been prescribed hearing aid(s) and choose not to use them.  If...
20 December 2017 - 20:39, by , in Lab Happenings, No comments
Last year we began a collaboration with the Family Communication and Relationships lab and began gathering stories from people affected by hearing loss to explore how hearing loss influences family members’ wellbeing, self-esteem, and overall self-concept. Today we found out that our qualitative study using interpretive narrative was accepted for publication with the Journal of Deaf Studies...
2 November 2017 - 14:30, by , in Lab Happenings, No comments
The Spoken Language Processing lab is incredibly proud of Taylor Chafin. Today she successfully defended her clinical research project, “The effects of talker variability on sentence recognition in noise by listeners with hearing loss”. This means that Taylor is one, huge step closer to her doctorate of audiology degree!
2 June 2017 - 12:08, by , in Lab Happenings, No comments
We are so excited to announce that our collaboration with Dr. Kristina Scharp from the Family Communication Lab was funded! For this project, we will gather stories from hearing parents of deaf children who chose to implant their children during infancy. We will use this information help us understand how the stories parents tell about their...
6 May 2017 - 12:52, by , in Lab Happenings, No comments
It’s that time of year again…today Maren Ulrich graduated with her bachelor’s in Communicative Disorders! We’re so proud of all she’s accomplished this last year. We’ll miss her smiley face in the lab.
5 May 2017 - 13:32, by , in Lab Happenings, No comments
First celebration of the day–Hannah Jones was awarded a Rick Q. Lawson Fellowship. This award is college-wide and shows that Hannah is a graduate student who demonstrates strong academic and leadership skills in the field of pediatric audiology. We’re so proud!
4 May 2017 - 9:59, by , in Lab Happenings, No comments
This semester these researchers ran over 300 experimental sessions with people of all ages and hearing levels. They presented their research at conferences as close as USU’s library and as far as Arizona. Some of them are graduating and some of them are just beginning their path into the study of communication sciences and disorders. All...
28 April 2017 - 13:33, by , in Lab Happenings, No comments
Today some of our resident graduate students, Shea Long and Hannah Jones, spent the day sharing data from their clinical research projects at the 3rd Annual Regional Audiology Spring Symposium at Idaho State University. Hannah shared her work combining video with interview questions with the hopes of improving intra-rater reliability on the Infant-Toddler Meaningful Auditory Integration...
22 April 2017 - 11:28, by , in Lab Happenings, No comments
On Saturday, members of our lab joined the rest of the world and marched for science. We had a great time coming together with others across Logan, UT and advocating for knowledge.
13 April 2017 - 9:52, by , in Lab Happenings, No comments
This week was research week here at Utah State University. From award galas to author spotlights to ignite—it was an amazing week celebrating our scientific community here on campus. One of the highlights for our lab was Madison Buntrock’s presentation of her undergraduate honor’s thesis work, The effect of talker familiarity on intelligibility in complex...
27 March 2017 - 13:30, by , in Lab Happenings, No comments
After surviving an intense month of data collecting, poster creating, and conferencing, the SLP lab deserved the best…ice cream cake for everyone!
3 March 2017 - 15:17, by , in Lab Happenings, No comments
This week Dr. Barker and students from the lab attending the annual American Auditory Society meeting in Scottsdale, AZ. While there Madison Buntrock shared her honors thesis work, while our audiology doctoral students–Hannah Jones, Madison Murphy, and Shea Long–presented research from their clinical research projects. If you’d like to learn more, you can  download their...
13 February 2017 - 10:32, by , in Lab Happenings, No comments
We are so proud of Maddy Buntrock who learned today that she is the recipient of USU’s 2017 Morse Scholarship. We can’t imagine anyone more deserving than this incredible honors student, service learning scholar, and undergraduate research assistant!
9 December 2016 - 18:12, by , in Lab Happenings, No comments
More to celebrate…Hannah Jones just finished an amazing defense of her Audiology Doctorate research study. We are so incredibly proud of her!